Flag Week 10th – 17th March 2016
In the week running up to St. Patrick’s 2016 The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation invited second level schools around Ireland to fly our colours for Flag Week in order to raise funds for organisations and community groups of your choice.
The 2016 Flag Week was the highlight of the Foundation’s year, inspiring our young people to take the lead and promote pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its meaning for peace in their communities, villages, towns and cities.
Schools were furnished with fundraising packs to include lapel badges and supporting materials so that they could initiate their own fundraising campaigns for their chosen good cause. Whatever was raised went directly to the schools' chosen charity. To coin an old phrase, whatever is raised locally stays locally, and it is be collected in honour of the Green White and Orange of the Irish Flag!
In conjunction with Flag Week we also asked schools to decorate with the colours of green, white and orange in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Foundation, promoting peace in your community and to encourage local businesses to raise our colours and raise it with pride. Community and school building were also lit up in our colours in the week surrounding the Flag.
Essentially students across the country became Tricolour Ambassadors in their home towns while raising funds for worthy causes.
The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation promoted Flag Week on a National level, parallel to local campaigns.